Academy Award-winning producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman founded See-Saw Films in 2008; in the years since, the British/Australian company has brought us such acclaimed films as THE KING’S SPEECH and the new LION.
LION, 2016, The Weinstein Company, 118 min. Garth Davis’ feature debut follows the journey of Saroo, a 5-year old boy alone in Calcutta after being separated from his family; 20 years after being adopted by an Australian couple, he uses Google Earth to search for his birth mother. Newcomer Sunny Pawar and Dev Patel are both tremendously affecting as the young and old Saroo, and they receive strong support from costars Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and David Wenham in this heartwarming true story. “A sober and yet profoundly stirring contemplation of family, roots, identity and home, which engrosses throughout the course of its two-hour running time.” - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
THE KING’S SPEECH, 2010, The Weinstein Company, 118 min. Dir. Tom Hooper. Colin Firth stars as King George V, the reluctant and severely stuttering monarch faced with the challenge of bringing guidance and hope to pre-World War II Britain. When George enlists the help of an eccentric and unconventional speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush), he must confront his own stubbornness, pride and fear of failure, as well as the looming likelihood of war against a very well-spoken opponent: Hitler. An amazingly intimate portrait of the burden of being king. With Helena Bonham Carter.
Discussion between films with producer Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.